Name Naomi Origin, meaning, pronunciation & popularity of the name Naomi


Naomi is a ♀ girl’s name and ♂ boy’s name. Naomi thus belongs to the gender-neutral unisex names.

Origin of the name Naomi

Naomi is a biblical name of Hebrew origin. In the Old Testament she is the mother-in-law of Ruth and calls herself Mara after her return from Moab. Besides, Naomi is a Japanese unisex name.

What is the meaning of the name Naomi?

Naomi means “pleasantness” or “my pleasantness” (from Hebrew “no’ám/נועם” = pleasantness or “na’ám/נֹעַם” = to please + ‎”-í/־ִי” = my) and in Japan it is a combination of “nao/直” meaning “straight” and “mi/美” meaning “beautiful” or “beauty”.

Pronunciation of Naomi

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Popularity of the name Naomi

The name Naomi is ranked #493 overall.

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